For the safety of our patrons and with a continued effort to “flatten the curve," all Athens Regional Library System branches in Athens-Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties will remain closed until such time that it is deemed safe to reopen to the public. Library staff remain on the job  serving our communities virtually.  Please feel free to contact us at http://athenslibrary.org/homepage/regional-information/contact-us if you have any questions regarding library service during this time. We will update the community as more information becomes available.

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Our libraries are adapting to meet your reading needs. reading on the porchWe are expanding our digital eBook, e-Magazines, and e-audiobook collection by 80%, including many new eleases and in-demand titles. We invite you to visit our online library to log in to
 RBDigital and browse our collection! Don't forget... we also have a digital collection for younger readers through eRead Kids! eRead Kids, offered by Athens Regional Library System and Georgia Public Library Services, has nearly 15,000 ebooks and audiobooks for children from pre-k through fourth grade. Download books straight to your computer or mobile device. Don't have a library card? We've got you covered! Keep calm and read on!

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Sign up now for a digital-only library card and take advantage of everything on our website, including our downloadable collection of digital eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. It’s easy! Remember you must include your email address on the online form!

Share your family's experiences as part of our library's community archive

Are you keeping a journal of your experiences during the coronavirus pandemic?share your story Did you post a photo on social media of empty shelves at the grocery store? Whether you’re writing in an old school diary or recording voice memos, everyone's experience is unique. The Heritage Room at Athens-Clarke County Library wants to help preserve our community’s story of this unprecedented time in our collective history. Our goal is to collect stories and vignettes of community members’ daily lives in an archive to share with future students, historians and researchers.


We are interested in stories from everyday people. We want to know how you are keeping in touch with your friends and family during this time of social distancing, along with the challenges of working from home with no childcare. No story is too small! How you collect your thoughts is up to you: write in a journal, take photos or videos, record voice memos or even save social media posts. Full details are available here using a Google account. If you don't have a Google account, use this link.

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Need to brighten up your morning? Join some of your favorite storytime folks from around the region right here on Facebook! We'll be live streaming from various locations with your favorite songs, rhymes and books! The more we get together...the happier we'll be! Check out the schedule as we share virtual storytimes from all of our regional library facebook pages.

Librarian I, Information Services Weekends (IS-04); Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA

 

Position

Librarian I, Information Services Weekends (IS-04); 

Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens, GA

Status

Part-time; without benefits

Hours

Up to 24 hours (two weekends) per month; Saturdays 9-6, Sundays 2-6

Salary

$11 - $13 per hour, depending on qualifications

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Bilingual Skills (English-Spanish) preferred but not required.

Position Summary

Athens Regional Library System is committed to our Vision: Engaging Communities and Exceeding Expectations, which we achieve through the everyday practice of our organizational values. It is through our values we provide an atmosphere and work environment that is inclusive, supportive of our community, respectful, committed to excellence and welcoming.

We seek a part-time weekend librarian to work two weekends each month. This is an ideal job for someone just starting in the library profession or for a retired librarian who wants to remain active in the field. The System will hire a responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, culturally diverse environment. A successful candidate will deliver excellent customer service, will have knowledge of print and online resources to assist library patrons with their information needs, and technical skills to assist patrons using computers. The person in this job will act as a U.S. Passport Acceptance Agent. The right candidates will be energetic, creative, and tech-savvy with a passion for, and strong commitment to, public service. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services.

Minimum Training and Experience

This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited university or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position; or a bachelor's degree and two years' public library experience, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Previous public library reference experience is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following are normal, but not exclusive or all-inclusive, expectations for this job. Other duties of a similar nature or level may be required as assigned, and job assignments and work schedule are subject to change in the future.

  • Provides reference services to library patrons in person, by telephone, or online.
  • Provides computer assistance to patrons.
  • Handles and executes applications for U.S. passports.
  • Upholds all library policies, including the Patron Responsibilities and Conduct statement; monitors and responds to safety and security of library patrons and campus; reports situations according to outlined procedures.
  • Meets System expectation to participate in at least two approved off-site outreach programs each year.
  • Meets System expectation to complete at least 10 hours of approved work-related training activities during each year of employment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of reference sources, both in print and online.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and skill in providing customer service to patrons of all ages.
  • Knowledge of general library principles and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of library practices and of ARLS policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Knowledge of PINES library catalog and library subscription databases.
  • Ability to answer questions, explain procedures, and enforce policies.
  • Ability to employ appropriate reference interview techniques to accurately determine and address users’ information needs.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make independent and critical decisions using established practices and procedures.
  • Ability to keep up-to-date on library-related technology trends and developments, and to learn new technologies in a timely manner.
  • Ability to meet the requirements to become a U.S. Passport agent, as stipulated by the U.S. Department of State.
  • Ability to learn U.S. passport execution procedures and to clearly communicate those policies and requirements.
  • Ability to maintain regular, predictable, and punctual attendance.
  • Knowledge of readers’ advisory resources.
  • Ability to use, understand, and assist patrons with computer applications.
  • Ability to work with people with tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize assignments and activities.
  • Skill in using Office computer software, including Word and Excel. 
  • Knowledge of all normal and emergency library building procedures.Physical ability to operate a variety of equipment including computer, telephone, copy machine, and audio/visual equipment.  Must be able move or carry objects or materials.  Must be able to exert up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 to 25 pounds force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those of Medium Work. 

Position Disclosure Statement
Athens Regional Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the library may provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees to discuss potential necessary accommodations. The library is a drug-free workplace and may require drug testing according to established policy.  Hiring is contingent upon verification of identity; United States employment eligibility authorization through E-Verify will be required. Georgia is an open records state. Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the library unless the applicant is selected for an interview. 

Submit completed online ARLS job application at www.athenslibrary.org, including a resume and cover letter describing your qualifications for this position.

 

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